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  1. Fingers crossed ShowZ puts this up as well. I find their shipping is really reasonable and for whatever reason in my experience packages from them don't get dinged by Canadian customs.
  2. With the DX VF-1D being released I was hoping Kitzconcept would do the Hikaru fan racer suit, but not like this. The cloth may be a dealbreaker for me, I would much prefer it match the other figures in this line. Now if it has a sculpted fan racer outfit under the cloth that would be interesting.
  3. Looks like Hobby-Genki has shipped my VF-1D. A little odd though. First, according to them DHL and FedEx are the two options for Canada (still no EMS to Canada) but they just went with DHL without even checking with me. Not looking forward to the extra handling fees DHL is notorious for. Second I got two emails, one saying it was shipped and another saying it is in transit, yet when I track on the DHL site it says the label has been generated but shipment has not been handed over to DHL yet. Oh well, at least it seems like it is on it's way and Hobby-Genki did not ask for extra shipping payment which was a nice surprise.
  4. This was only the 2nd time I have used them. First time was years ago for a Figuarts K-2SO and now with the TV super parts. K-2SO was uneventful since it was an in-stock item purchase. This time it went well enough I guess. I emailed a couple times to get an update on arrival date since people were getting their super parts from other sites, but I had heard nothing from Mykombini. I only got a response once the parts were in stock and they requested an additional shipping fee. So I guess overall reliable but they may not have the best customer service when it comes to replying to emails, but again I have only used them twice so my experience is very limited.
  5. My TV super parts arrived from Mykombini today via Fedex. No additional fees or duty which was a nice surprise.
  6. Got the 502 during the checkout process so I thought I missed out, but to my surprise I just got my order confirmation email.
  7. LOL, I paid an extra 2500 yen to MyKombini a few days ago for what I assumed was expedited shipping for my TV super parts, but now they are asking for an additional 490 for FEDEX or DHL. At this point it is almost comical, I half expect to get another charge for packaging or a handling fee.
  8. Got a request for additional shipping payment of 2500 yen for my TV super parts from MyKombini. The international shipping situation is really starting to hurt the pocketbook. Now I just need to find a way to get NY to at least give me store credit for my first batch TV super parts that they never fulfilled. Not going to be easy since they simply don't reply to tickets or emails.
  9. I am only a couple days from the 180 day PayPal cutoff. Anyone have their super parts order shipped from NY? Heck, anyone even get their Roy shipped or is NY basically a lost cause at this point?
  10. Mine is not even "preparation in progress" let alone shipped. Could be due to the holiday, but I have mentally prepared myself for the worst.
  11. Hobby-Genki preorder is not available anymore. Says "There are not enough products in stock" which at least suggests they had an allocation. By no means a sure thing but at least a good sign. Now we just have to hope Bandai keeps up their end.
  12. I took a chance as well, the base price is good so I don't mind the higher EMS shipping. I think EMS to Canada is still suspended, but it does not come out until July so fingers crossed things change by then.
  13. Feel like semantics to me, but I get what you are saying. Thing is we are on an English board primarily for those of us outside of Japan so we are all aware of the technicalities related to the hobby. Do we add a proviso for the whole HG situation when discussing ordering? No because it goes without saying. The point is it used to be that TWE were a respite from preorder madness but now even those are starting to look like they are going to be a pain too secure.
  14. Is it though? Maybe for those that have a Japan address but the rest of us are stuck with using proxy sites and if the reputable ones are sold out that “difference” not of much help.
  15. Geez now TWE are selling out instantly? This hobby is officially getting ridiculous.
  16. Is there a consensus on the best place to order the VF-1D when preorders go up? Nippon Yasan was my go to for TWE. I was lucky and got my single Strike pack without issue and in fact have never had an issue with NY, but with so many people having problems I am looking for an alternative. I was thinking MyKomibi since I have used them once before for a non-TWE purchase, but that was quite awhile ago.
  17. Wow surprised I scored at HLJ. Even got my confirmation email. Over 1 hour of hitting F5 after the supposed preorder time actually paid off.
  18. Wow pleasantly surprised that my single strike pack just missed Golden Week. I got a shipping notice on the 24th from NY and it just arrived for processing in Canada today. Now I just have to wait and see how long Canada Post takes. Apparently there is a significant backlog with all the online ordering going on, but at least it made it out of Japan.
  19. I would think just warming up the tires in very hot water would make them pliable enough to pop back on.
  20. One has to wonder how much of that traffic are bots. If hlj could find a way to make bots useless or in the very least make it difficult enough for scalpers choose "easier prey" perhaps the remaining traffic would be manageable.
  21. My technical knowledge is very limited, but I wonder why places like HLJ don't use anti-bot reCaptcha (select all the squares with a car... etc) as part of the checkout process. Maybe todays bots are too advanced?
  22. Just got my shipping notice so I guess I was getting worried for nothing. Looking forward to this one, it's my first Amazon Japan purchase.
  23. Haven't heard anything from AMAZON Japan. I'm starting to get a little worried. I got mine on preorder night but no CC charge or shipped notice. Well at least no cancellation email so I guess that's something.
  24. - 1/32 scale - Bandai 1/48 DX proportions, articulation, tampo details, etc. - Ratchet swing wings with linked weapons hardpoints that point forward when wings are swept. - Wing stores attach via neodymium magnets. - Integrated cavity filler panels. - Integrated intake covers. - Illuminated cockpit, engine exhausts, wing/stabilizers formation lights, battroid shin/shoulder lights, front gear/wing landing lights and Super/Strike exhaust lights. All controlled by a wireless remote. - Spring loaded panels to fill in the gunpod handle notch in the forearms. - Functional battroid seat access/egress. - Head visor sensor details. - Retractable gunpod strap. - Integrated Gerwalk antenna. - Seated & standing Pilot figures. - Super/strike arm armor that doesn’t use the gunpod notches to attach. - Subtle weathering/panel lines.
  25. Well I'll be damned. Not to rub it in but I got one of everything I was going for at HLJ. DX VF-1S, Dairugger XV and S.H.Figuarts ANH Stormtrooper. Haven't been this successful since HLJ "updated" the sight.
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